Sun Trash is a duo project consisting of Nick Weckman (bass trombone, clarinet, guitar, and electronics) and Caleb Miller (keyboards, alto saxophone, clarinet, and electronics). Caleb and Nick have been performing under this name since late 2015, mostly in the Columbus, OH area. Sun Trash uses loops, horns, and electronics to construct slowly evolving forms, punctuated with short, improvisatory music that explores a single idea or texture. Their work is rooted in free improvisation, but has since branched out to incorporate elements of form as well as through-composition and songs. They consider their music “process music”.
The duo currently has 1 live album, Swept and Wept, as well as 3 studio albums, both available all available on Bandcamp (and some available on streaming services). The group was born out of friendship and continues to be the connection of the duo. In addition to performing around Columbus, Sun Trash was also featured as a guest artist on the 2017 Ohio University Wind Symphony’s Ampersand Festival. Here, they performed an original piece they composed with the OU Wind Symphony entitled “Sent Way”.
“A Spittle Filled Blather” is the duo’s latest release. A collection of songs written on detuned instruments during the covid-19 pandemic. These songs exist through the theme of a “radical departure, purely for the sake of it”. They’re 4 releases have all been released on the Columbus-based label Very Much Recordings.